Everyone who is anyone has a fragrance line with their name on it. Celebrities like Beyonce, Justin Beiber, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift all have their own line of fragrances. Despite the charms of smelling like their favorite stars, everyone doesn’t like the idea. This is where customized perfumes become so important. People are getting more and more attracted towards customization because they simply don’t want to smell like someone else. People are always looking forward to smell unique, have a signature fragrance and smell like themselves. In this article, OROGOLD helps you understand how to develop a signature fragrance.
One of the first things that you need to do before shopping for your own fragrance is to learn the art of fragrance making and understand what it takes to develop your signature scent. You don’t want to develop something that is too strong and leaves you with unwanted headaches. You want to explore all sorts of aromas to find something that suits your personality the best before you start mixing and matching them. Roses might be the most popular floral fragrance, but there is a lot more to floral scents. You might not like a particular floral smell, but another one might just end up captivating you. This is why educating yourself about the world of fragrances is so important before you go about building your signature fragrance.
Understand your personality
Understanding your own personality can work wonders in choosing a scent that really works for you. You have all sorts of scents to choose from – things like woody scents, fresh scents, spicy oriental scents and floral scents can work wonders for you. You can also visit popular perfume stores and take whiffs of different scents which fall under different categories to find one that suits you the best.
Understand your notes
Any signature fragrance should have three notes – a top, a base and the middle. The top note is the first impression that you want to leave. It should be invigorating and refreshing. It should be something that really makes your day when you wake up and invigorates you for the journey ahead. The base is the longest lasting part of your fragrance. It is what you’re finally left with after the top and middle notes evaporate. You could look at soothing smells like creamy vanilla or choose sensual smells like earthy, green or musk. The middle note is what you’re left with about 30 minutes after applying the fragrance. The middle note should always be a scent that helps you to settle into the day. Things like spice and soft florals are perfect ideas for the middle note. Once you evaluate the various notes and shortlist your favored smells, it’s time to experiment with different smells to create your signature fragrance.
Experimenting with your signature fragrance can be a lot of fun. You need to blend various essential oils and try to determine which smells blend well with each other. You can find these oils in any specialty perfume store. A number of online sites also offer different quality oils so you can pick and choose things that are perfect for your own needs. Essential oils are made using natural ingredients like herbs, fruits and flowers and they tend to be more expensive than those fragrance oils. Essential oils don’t contain any synthetic materials that can damage your skin either. If you have sensitive skin, you should always look at adding a few drops of almond oil or baby oil in your blends.
Add alcohol into your blend
Once you combine the right essential oils, you need to add pharmaceutical-grade alcohol into your blend before you can bottle it for spritzing. The more alcohol you add into the blend, the more the fragrance dilutes. Make sure that you never use rubbing alcohol. With a little bit of research, you can actually find the right alcohol at a place near you. It is always advisable to use a dropper while adding alcohol because it becomes easier to mix the right quantities and things are less messy as well.
Wear the scent correctly
Most people end up going wrong when it comes to wearing the scent. For maximum effect, you need to wear the scent on your pressure points. This means that you need to apply it on the nape of your neck, your cleavage, the insides of your thighs, behind the knees and on your ankles. As the pulse points start warming up, the fragrance rises. The secret to making your fragrance last throughout the day is to apply it on the right places. Never spritz the fragrance in the air and walk through the perfume cloud because this really doesn’t work and it also leads to a lot of wastage.